Estimated Total Annual Building Energy Consumption in NYC

Jimi Wen, a friend of mine, sent me a link from the Modi Research Group for the following map: The map represents an estimate of the total annual building energy consumption at the block level and at the tax lot level for New York City, and is expressed in kilowatt hours (kWh) per square meter of

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Investing in a Warmer Future

The cli­mate change will be a great chal­lenge for our soci­ety. Espe­cially for the econ­omy, the cost of adapt­ing to this change may reach $130 bil­lion a year by 2030. This cre­ates oppor­tu­ni­ties for a host of investors. As I read on the Freako­nom­ics blog, there was an arti­cle in Bloomberg Busi­ness­week that talked about how com­pa­nies try to …

The City of 7 Billion

Through a post from Nathan Yau I found the newly funded project The City of 7 Billion from the architects Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendis who aim to model the world as one city. Every corner of the planet, they argue, is “urban” in some sense, touched by farming that feeds cities, pollution that comes out of them, industrialization that has made

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